Your destiny is far greater than any material thing you can acquire or possess in this world. Like Esau, too many people have forfeited God’s birthright for a bowl of ramen noodle soup. Y’all know the story of Esau and Jacob as recorded in Genesis 25 and 26. Do y’all remember why Esau sold his birthright to his fraternal twin, Jacob? In short, Esau failed to see the value of his spiritual inheritance until it was too late and when he realized what he had done, he vehemently tried to get it back but it was too late!! So the real question is what did Esau pass up? He passed up a two-fold inheritance that first included a double portion of the inheritance from the father and second, it included a special ceremonial blessing from the father. Esau took a double “L”!! The key insight in my message is that we can’t afford not to make the right choices in life because there is too much at stake! There is no pleasure on the face of this planet that can equally substitute what God has in store for those who are obedient to his clarion call! Having said that, we must be incessantly alert and remind ourselves that we all possess the proclivity to follow the same path as Esau. We are not exempt!! We can google and find examples of men and women exchanging years of hard and good work in personal and professional environments for single moments of pleasure. Esau story should encourage and empower us to avoid such foolishness in our own lives as we draw closer to God by desiring to do His will!